Oxycontin (oxycodone): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Oxycontin (oxycodone) belongs to the opioids. opioids can also be called narcotics.

It is mainly used to treat moderate and severe pain. It is used as around the clock treatment of pain.

Information about Oxycontin:

It can slow or stop your breathing, never use these medicines in large amounts or for longer periods, do not crush or break the extended-release tablets because the stability of it gets lost. It is not to be used in the asthmatic condition.

It is a habit forming drug. It can be used as the exactly how the doctor has prescribed, directions written on the prescription label should be followed by the patient. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also no longer than prescribed.  Misuse of narcotic drugs can cause addiction, overdose, or death, especially in the case of children and elderly patients. Do not drink alcohol in the course because it can increase side effects. the overdose this drug can cause serious problems

Dosage pattern of Oxycontin:

The starting dosage for patients who are not opioid-tolerant is oxytocin 10mg orally 12hrs. adult patients who were tolerant to the opioids are taking at least 60mg of oral morphine. In the patients who were using higher starting doses are at the risk of higher respiratory depression.

Central nervous system depressants:

The patients currently taking the nervous system  depressants, and the decision to begin  oxytocin, start with 1/3 to 1/2 are the recommended starting dose.

Oxycontin overdose:

The symptoms are life-threatening, seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms include:

  • Decreased awareness
  • Increased sensitivity
  • No muscle movement
  • Sleepiness
  • Unusual drowsiness

Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms:

Oxycontin side effects:

Severity: major

  • Convulsions
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased urination
  • chest pain
  • rapid breathing
  • severe stomach pain
  • trouble breathing
  • vomiting
  • unusual tiredness
  • stiff neck
  • mental changes
  • irregular heartbeat

Severity: minor

  • nausea
  • difficulty in muscle movement
  • joint pains
  • difficulty in bowel movement
  • acidic stomach
  • back pain
  • indigestion
  • irritability
  • muscle spasm
  • stomach discomfort
  • being forgetful
  • bleeding
  • changes in speech
  • clumsiness
  • forgetfulness

Oxycontin: oxecta, oxycontin, oxyfast, Roxicodone.


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